Digital Television
DTV - HDTV Channel List

San Francisco Bay Area
(within 100 miles of San Francisco)
Listed by Transmitter Channel

The only analog stations remaining are low power and translator stations.  They are not listed here.

See "Notes" below for an explanation of the header information.     

City of
and Notes
2.145.1 KFTYBetter Life TVMiddletownMt. St. Helena32946 L -
2.245.2  Better Life Health     
2.345.3  Better Life DCTV     
2.445.4  Better Life Spanish     
2.545.5  GOD TV     
2.645.6  Daystar
2.745.7  AUN     
2.845.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
2.945.9  The Walk     
2.1045.10  CMC-TV     
2.1145.11  Color Bars     
2.1245.12  Audio     
2.1345.13  BrolenFM     
2.145.1 KQROBetter Life TVMorgan HillMt. Chual32438 L -
2.245.2  Better Life Health     
2.345.3  Better Life DCTV     
2.445.4  Better Life Spanish     
2.545.5  GOD TV     
2.645.6  Daystar
2.745.7  AUN     
2.845.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
2.945.9  The Walk     
2.1045.10  CMC-TV     
2.1145.11  Color Bars     
2.1245.12  Audio     
2.1345.13  BrolenFM     
3.133.1 KCSOTelemundoSacramentoS of San Andreas31955 H - L
3.13.1 K03ICBetter Life TVSan FranciscoMt. Tamalpais32178 - L -
3.23.2  Better Life Health     
3.33.3  Better Life DCTV     
3.43.4  Better Life Spanish     
3.53.5  GOD TV     
3.63.6  Daystar
3.73.7  AUN     
3.83.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
3.93.9  The Walk     
3.103.10  CMC-TV     
3.113.11  Color Bars     
3.123.12  Audio     
3.133.13  BrolenFM     
4.138.1 K04QRShoppingEspartoSE of Folsom0.3482 L
4.112.1 KTVJBetter Life TVSan RafaelMt. Tamalpais32178 L -
4.212.2  Better Life Health     
4.312.3  Better Life DCTV     
4.412.4  Better Life Spanish     
4.512.5  GOD TV     
4.612.6  Daystar
4.712.7  AUN     
4.812.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
4.912.9  The Walk     
4.1012.10  CMC-TV     
4.1112.11  Color Bars     
4.1212.12  Audio     
4.1312.13  BrolenFM     
6.16.1 K06QMBetter Life TVHealdsburgSonoma Mt.0.3338 L -
6.26.2  Better Life Health     
6.36.3  Better Life DCTV     
6.46.4  Better Life Spanish     
6.56.5  GOD TV     
6.66.6  Daystar
6.76.7  AUN     
6.86.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
6.96.9  The Walk     
6.106.10  CMC-TV     
6.116.11  Color Bars     
6.126.12  Audio     
6.136.13  BrolenFM     
7.111.1 K07ZK?MontereySE of Monterey0.1105 L FranciscoSutro Tower23.81703 H - T - Live Well HD     H
7.57.312.5 LAFF     
8.18.1 KSBWNBCSalinasFremont Peak20.62493 H -
8.28.2  ABC     H
8.38.3  Estrella TV     
8.152.1 KDTSDaystarSan FranciscoMt. Diablo0.222835 L - H - Grove331958 H - M - PBS PBS World V-me     
10.110.1 KXTVABCSacramentoWalnut Grove28.62008 H - T -
10.210.2  Justice Network   
10.310.3  Heros&Icons   
12.311.113.3KNTVNBCSan JoseMt. San Bruno103.11236 H - M -
12.411.213.4 Cozi-TV Mt. San Bruno   
12.548.3? Telemundo Mt. San Bruno   H
13.135.1 KCBAFOXSalinasFremont Peak19.752362 H
14.142.1 KTNCEstrellaTVConcordMt. Diablo403156 H - EstrellaTV
15.123.1 KBSVArmenianCeresMt. Oso.4211788 
15.115.1 K15CUCozi TVSalinasFremont Peak5.742267 L
18.119.1 KUVSUnivisionModestoS of San Andreas5001821 H
18.264.2  KTFK-UniMas Walnut Grove   H
18.319.3  Bounce TV S of San Andreas   
18.419.4  Escape TV S of San Andreas   
19.119.1 KMBYMundoFOXTempletonMt. Toro15687 L
19.219.2  Estrella TV    EstrellaTV
19.319.3  Daystar
19.419.4  For Lease     
19.320.1 KOFYIndependentSan FranciscoSutro Tower5681601 H
19.520.2  ME-TV     
19.620.3  VietV1     
19.720.4  This TV     
20.120.1 KSCZReligionGreenfieldFremont Peak.72165 L
20.127.1 K20JX3ABNSacramentoSW of Lincoln4.7259 L
20.227.2  AmazingFacts     
20.327.3  3ABNProclaim     
20.427.4  3ABNLatino     
20.127.1 KEXTTokyo TVModestoMt. Allison3.61916 L - S Grove5451988 H
22.122.1 KLFB3ABNSalinasMt. Toro3.492651 L
22.222.2  3ABNLatino     
22.322.3  Dare To Dream     
22.422.4  3ABN-Same as 22.1     
23.122.1 KRCBPBSCotatiSonoma Mtn.2992068 H
23.222.2  PBS Create     
23.322.3  NHK World     H Sacto4.5279 H - L UniMas     H
23.323.314.3 Bounce     
23.423.414.4 Escape TV Grove10002021 H - Decades     
25.125.1 KQETPBS-HDWatsonvilleFremont Peak81.12292 H
25.225.2  KTEH-SD-PBS     
25.325.3  V-me     
26.127.1 KUKRBetter Life TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa2879 L -
26.227.2  Better Life Health     
26.327.3  Better Life DCTV     
26.427.4  Better Life Spanish     
26.527.5  GOD TV     
26.627.6  Daystar
26.727.7  AUN     
26.827.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
26.927.9  The Walk     
26.1027.10  CMC-TV     
26.1127.11  Color Bars     
26.1227.12  Audio     
26.1327.13  BrolenFM     
26.164.1 KTFKUniMasStocktonWalnut Grove8501952 H
26.219.2  KUVS-Univision S of San Andreas   H
26.364.3  Get TV Walnut Grove   
26.464.4  Grit TV Walnut Grove   
27.127.1 KYMBME-TVMontereySE of Monterey8.41290 L
27.227.2  MGM-This     
27.327.3  QVC     
27.427.4  ZUUS Country     
27.527.5  ZUUS Latino     
27.18.1 KBTVCrossingsSacramentoDowntown Sac'to15285 L - T
27.28.2  ONTV4U     
27.38.3  SBN     
27.48.4  HomeShopping     
27.58.5  Liquidation     
27.68.6  HOT-History Of TV     
27.78.7  Color Bars     
27.126.1 KTSFIndependentSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno8581323 
27.226.2  Diya TV     
27.326.3  MOC     
27.426.4  Blank     
27.526.5  VietToday TV     
27.626.6  YSTV     
28.128.1 KKPMBetter Life TVChicoSutter Butttes152142 L -
28.228.2  Better Life Health     
28.328.3  Better Life DCTV     
28.428.4  Better Life Spanish     
28.528.5  GOD TV     
28.628.6  Daystar
28.728.7  AUN     
28.828.8  North Bay TV     North Bay TV
28.928.9  The Walk     
28.1028.10  CMC-TV     
28.1128.11  Color Bars     
28.1228.12  Audio     
28.1328.13  BrolenFM     
28.128.1 KFTLCreation TVSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno151243 L
28.228.2  HomeShopping     
28.328.3  CMC-TV     
28.428.4  BTN     
28.528.5  Rev'n     
28.628.6  HomeShopping2     
28.728.7  Infomercials     
28.1028.10  Retro TV     
28.3228.15  Country RosaN of Calistoga3.72697 L KFSF-UniMas     
28.328.321.3 Get TV     
28.428.421.4 Escape TV     
28.328.3 KMMWTelemundoStocktonS of San Andreas151831 H - L
29.15.1 KPIXCBSSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H - T -
29.25.2  Decades     
30.19.1 KQEDPBS-HDSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H -
30.29.2  KQEH-SD-PBSSan Jose    
30.39.3  PBS World     
31.167.1 KSMSUnivisionMontereyFremont Peak10002299 
31.267.2  UniMas     
31.367.3  LATV     
31.115.1 KMUMTelemundoSacramentoNW of Rio Linda15410 H - L
32.146.1 KIONCBSMontereyMt. Toro462487 H
32.246.2  CW     
32.323.1  KMUV     
32.350.1 KEMOAztecaSanta RosaMt. St. Helena503051 H - T
32.450.2  QVC     
32.550.3  QVC Plus     
32.650.4  Evine     
32.750.5  LifeLocks     
32.350.1 KEMOAztecaSanta RosaSutro Tower2001549 H - T
32.450.2  QVC     
32.550.3  QVC Plus     
32.650.4  Evine     
32.750.5  LifeLocks     
33.133.1 KDJTUnivisionSalinas-MontereyFremont Peak8.972431 L
33.233.2  LATV     
33.332.1 KMTPNews-ArtsSan FranciscoSutro Tower4801696 
33.432.2  Blank screen     
33.532.4  Blank screen     
33.632.5  ARTS     
33.732.6  KPOP-Music     
34.134.1 KACADaystarModestoW of Ripon10440 L - H
34.166.1 KFSFUniMasVallejoSutro Tower3701634 H
34.266.2  KDTV-Univision     H
34.366.3  Bounce TV     
34.466.4  Grit TV     
35.13.1 KCRANBCSacramentoWalnut Grove10001900 H - M -
35.23.2  MeTV     
35.17.1 KGOABCSan JoseMt. Allison12.11959 H - L - T -
35.27.2  Live Well HD     H - L
35.37.3  LAFF     L
36.336.1 KICUIndependentSan JoseMonument Pk7402251 H - M
36.436.2  KEMS-Korean    KEMS
36.536.3  CCTV     
36.636.4  Heros&Icons     
38.138.1 K38JPTED TalksSalinasMt. Toro152254 H - L
38.238.2  Blank     
38.338.3  TED Talks     
38.34.2 KRONChinese Sky Link TVSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H -
38.44.1  MyNetworkTV     
38.54.3  GetTV Toro152418 L
39.138.1 KCNSSBNSan FranciscoSutro Tower10001679 H
39.238.2  Sino TV     
39.338.3  KTNC-EstrellaTV    EstrellaTV
39.438.4  Comet TV     
39.538.5  NTD-TV Grove10001972 H Antenna TV     
40.340.333.3 MGM - This     
40.340.140.1KMMCVaultSan FranciscoMt. San Bruno141283 L
40.440.240.2 KPOP-Music     
41.365.1 KKPXIonSan JoseMt. San Bruno10001371 H - M
41.465.2  Qubo     
41.565.3  Ion Life     
41.665.4  Shop TV     
41.765.5  HomeShopping     
41.865.6  QVC     
42.151.1 KMSXReligionSacramentoW of N. Highlands15449 L
42.11.1 KAXTWhat's OnSanta Clara-San JoseMt. Allison151916 L - V -
42.21.2  GEB America     
42.31.3  QVC     
42.41.4  VietBay     
42.51.5  Que Huong     
42.61.6  Net Viet     
42.71.7  VietOp     
42.81.8  Creation TV     
42.91.9  U Channel     
42.101.10  Tiempos Finales     
42.111.11  Jewelry TV     
42.121.12  Net V MyVan     
42.131.13  Brioso Classical     Audio only
43.360.1 KCSMEducationalSan MateoSutro Tower5001678 H
43.460.2  France 24     
43.560.3  Jazz TV Tower10001680 H - M - LATV     
44.52.331.3 Movies!     
44.62.431.4 Buzzr     
45.143.1 KAHCLAFFSacramentoDowntown15130 T
45.243.2  Comet TV     
45.343.3  Cozi TV     
45.443.4  LCHD     
45.543.5  QVC     
45.643.6  QVC Plus FranciscoSutro Tower10001611 H
46.143.1 K46LGAztecaMontereyFremont Peak152247 L
46.243.2  Azteca     
46.343.3  Jewelry TV     
46.443.4  Azteca Grove6001903 H Movies!     
46.358.323.4 EstrellaTV     H - EstrellaTV
47.168.1 KTLNTLNNovatoBurdell Mtn.10001319 
47.268.2  Jewelry TV     
47.368.3  SBN     
47.468.4  U_Channel     
47.147.1 KFMSAltavisionKeyesDowntown Sac'to15? L
47.247.2  Infomercials     
47.347.3  AccuWx-Sp     
47.447.4  Infomercials     
47.547.5  AMG TV     
47.647.6  Newsmax     
47.747.7  AccuWx     
48.129.1 KSPXIonSacramentoWalnut Grove10001604 H
48.229.2  Qubo     
48.329.3  Ion Life     
48.429.4  Shop TV     
48.529.5  QVC     
48.629.6  HomeShopping     
48.729.7  Telemundo     
48.32.1 KTVUFOXSan JoseMonument Pk3.52100 H - L -
48.42.2  LATV     
48.52.3  Movies!     
48.62.4  Buzzr     
49.149.1 KSAOAztecaSacramentoSE of Folsom10.3344 L
49.249.2  Retro TV     
49.349.3  Buzzr     
49.449.4  ?     
49.549.5  REVN     
49.649.6  SBN     
49.749.7  Country     
49.348.1 KSTSTelemundoSan JoseMt. Allison2572257 H - M
49.448.2  TeleX Mt. Allison   
49.511.3  KNTV - NBC Mt. Allison   H
49.149.1 KZHDNorth Bay TVSanta RosaNE of Santa Rosa1341 H - L
49.249.2  Vision Mundial     
50.154.1 KQEHKQEH-SD-PBSSan JoseMonument Pk3102172 
50.254.2  KQED-SD-PBS     
50.354.3  PBS Life     
50.454.4  PBS Kids     
50.554.5  V-me FranciscoMt. Allison4762300 H - KFSF-UniMas     H
51.314.320.3 GetTV     
51.414.420.4 Escape TV     
51.551.520.5 Audio     Spanish Radio


"Transmitter Channel" is the channel number the station actually transmits on.

"Virtual Channel" is the channel to which the signal is aliased.  A signal transmitted by the station causes this number to be used on viewers' sets.  Stations are required by the FCC to use their former analog channel number as their Virtual Channel since viewers are familiar with that numbering system and station identification.  The virtual channel is marked with a question mark for those stations not yet on the air.  See the Virtual Channel Listing for a station list by virtual channel number.

"Repack Channel" is the channel number that the station will transmit on after the reassignment of the channel numbers following the frequency auction.

Several sub-channels (programs) can be transmitted on each digital television channel. To distinguish a station's sub-channels, decimals or dashes are added after the channel number - for example 7.1, 7.2 and 7.3, or 7-1, 7-2 and 7-3. Most tuners will not show any digital signals at all until you've had the tuner do a "scan", and if a station has made changes in its lineup, these tuners will not show those changes until you scan again.

Most tuners only show stations on their virtual channels, but some tuners show stations on their actual transmitted channels as well. A few tuners show stations only on their transmitted channels. This is why we show both channels in our list. (Note, too, that knowing transmitted channels is important when you select antennas, coax, and preamplifiers, since virtual channels are meaningless when you design your antenna and signal distribution systems.)

All tuners will show all of a station's sub-channels if you receive the station well enough to receive any one of its sub-channels, but on the transmitted channel, some tuners may not show sub-channels on the same sub-channel numbers (such as .1, .2, or .3) that appear on the virtual channel and which appear in our list. Some stations do not begin their sub-channels with .1 on their transmitted channel, so you may find nothing on .1 or .2 and find sub-channels on .3 and above. Therefore, if you are watching a transmitter channel, and the sub-channels don't match our list, tune through all of the sub-channels to find the program you want.

The television band now only consists of channels 2 through 51. The frequencies above channel 51 have been auctioned off for public service, cell phone and other services.
Channels 2 through 13 are VHF.
Channels 14 through 51 are UHF.

VHF signals propagate more readily than UHF signals, so VHF stations need to transmit with less power to cover the same area.

The actual frequencies of the various channels can be seen on the CSG Network Television Frequency Table.

Clicking on the call letters of a station in the list above will take you to that station's records on the Federal Communications Commission site.

ERP = Effective Radiated Power
HAAT = Height Above Average Terrain
H - Transmits in High Definition (HDTV)
L - Low Power or Translator Station
M - Transmits mobile DTV, or will be soon
N - Not Yet On The Air
S - Secondary Transmitter - Distributed Transmission System
T - See notes below for special information for this station
V - KAXT has FCC okay to use channel 1 for its virtual channel
Major San Francisco sites are in red.
Major Sacramento site is in green.

5-KPIX has a construction permit for a 1.28 kW translator on channel 42 at Mt. Vaca and an on-channel (channel 29) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
7-KGO has a construction permit for on-channel (channel 7) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
10-KXTV has a construction permit for a translator on channel 36 located at their studio in Sacramento.
32-KEMO has a Distributed Transmission System second transmitter on Sutro Tower.
36-KXTV has a construction permit for a translator on channel 36 located at their studio in Sacramento.
42-KPIX has a construction permit for a 1.28 kW translator on channel 42 at Mt. Vaca and an on-channel (channel 29) translator for Mt. San Bruno.
50-KEMO has a Distributed Transmission System second transmitter on Sutro Tower.


Transmitter Channels 7-13:
Prohibited on same channel: 0-170 mi
Prohibited on adjacent channel: 14.29-68.35 mi

Transmitter Channels 14-51:
Prohibited on same channel: 0-139 mi
Prohibited on adjacent channel: 14.91-68.35 mi
Note on spacing requirements:
The "doughnut" shaped exclusion zone for adjacent channels recognizes
that adjacent stations only present a problem when there is a strong
station right next to a weak station you want to watch.

The source for most of this information is the FCC web site.

Data on this page was compiled by:
   Larry Kenney, WB9LOZ, Retired engineer, KGO/ABC

There are very active HDTV forums on line for the Bay Area and the nation.
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These charts will be updated as required.
Last updated on April 7, 2017.

Accuracy is not guaranteed but is correct to the best of our knowledge.

Larry Kenney
Corrections are welcome

San Francisco Bay Area-Sacramento-Monterey Digital Channel Lists:
  • Listing by Virtual Channel - full information and details, sorted by virtual channel

  • This page: Listing by Transmitter Channel - full information and details, sorted by transmitter channel

  • Listing by Re-Pack Channel
    (This list does not have all of the information on each station.)

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